WASHINGTON – A teenage girl whose family was murdered nearly three years ago by Boko Haram for being Christian has finally spoken about her experience.
Deborah Peters, a native of Northern Nigeria who is now 15, described the murder of her father and brother at the hands of Boko Haram at a Hudson Institute event on Tuesday afternoon.
Peters was from Chibok, the very same village that terrorists raided in April and abducted hundreds of school girls, forcing them into marriages with Boko Haram leadership. more >>
The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, a nonprofit founded nearly 40 years ago by John Piper and Wayne Grudem to promote the idea that husbands are God-appointed leader of their wives, among other complementarian views, has named Owen Strachan as its eighth, and youngest president.
The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood made the announcement on Monday that the 32-year-old, who up to this time had served as its executive director since 2012, would be taking over for outgoing President Dr. Ligon Duncan.
"I am thrilled with the election of my dear friend and colleague Dr. Owen Strachan to the presidency of CBMW," stated Duncan in a press release. "Owen's leadership as Executive Director has breathed new life and energy into the organization." more >>
NASHVILLE — Trillia Newbell, who serves as a consultant for Women's Initiatives at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, was one of two women at its leadership summit last month to address the dozens of Southern Baptist pastors and church leaders.
Newbell, who recently authored United: Captured by God's Heart for Diversity, caught up with The Christian Post afterwards and shared why she believes the church should talk more about female pornography addiction and how churches should handle sex abuse allegations.
CP: What do you think the church needs to talk about more with regards to women and sex? more >>
A Sharia court in Indonesia has ordered that a woman, accused of having an affair with a married man who was gang-raped by vigilantes last week, should be be caned.
The woman, who is from Aceh, the region in Indonesia where Islam first spread, is accused of having sexual relations with a 40-year-old married man and father of five.
Last Wednesday, the woman and her alleged lover were at her house when a group of at least seven men and a 13-year-old boy stormed into the home, tying and beating up the man, before gang-raping her. After they violated her, the men doused the couple in sewage, before marching them to the Sharia authorities. more >>
American mothers are stressed, tired and over-committed. However, they are more likely than women without children to be satisfied with their lives, according to a new Barna Group study.
The research was conducted for Barna Group's FRAMES project, where women with and without children were surveyed to find out how they feel about balancing family, faith, career and community life. Despite the disparity in figures, all noted that having it all is not easy to manage.
"Often, women will talk about having it all or not having it all … But part of the challenge is figuring out not that we need to be consumers in our lives – getting a bunch of stuff so then we can have it – but instead asking the question of belonging. What are the things God is asking me to give myself to and to belong to? … The Lord wants our stewardship to be radical and full but He doesn't want it to be frenetic, He doesn't want it to be the end of us," Kate Harris, executive director for The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation and Culture, said, according to Barna. more >>
Hallmark Cards will sell two new designs of greeting cards for Mother's Day this year for families headed by lesbian households.(Photo: Hallmark)Hallmark Cards will sell two new Mother's Day cards for children of lesbian parents.
"Moms do it all and they do it with ease, from helping with homework to bandaging knees. They're coaches and confidantes, role models, too...whatever it takes they'll do. When it comes to big hearts, moms are second to none," the exterior of one card states, before rhetorically asking on the inside "How does anyone ever get by with just one?" more >>